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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sam

"Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved."
--Pudd'nhead Wilson

It was on this date some 173 years ago, back in 1835, that Samuel Langhorne Clemens first entered into this world, the sixth child born to John Marshall Clemens and Jane Lampton in the little town of Florida, Missouri.

America, and the world, has never been the same.

Thank you, Mr. Clemens, you incorrigible genius. And happy birthday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you Mr. Twain. Here is another post that I came across on PetermansEye.com that toasts to your birthday!

http://www.petermanseye.com/curiosities/notables-gossip/381-the-first-american-writer

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